Metropolitan Joseph G. Al-Zehlaoui

Aliases:
Metropolitan Joseph G. Al-Zehlaoui
Metropolitan Joseph G. Al-Zehlaoui

Metropolitan Joseph G. Al-Zehlaoui is the head of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AA).

Before Al-Zehlaoui was elected metropolitan in 2014, he was in charge of the AA’s Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.

In October of 2016, Al-Zehlaoui, who was still the “locum tenens” for the diocese in addition to his job as metropolitan, appointed retired Bishop Demetri Matta Khoury to run the diocese until a new hierarch could be elected. A copy of the letter notifying the diocesan clergy of this appointment can be found here.